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Christmas in Limoges. Part two.

February 5, 2014 by

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Auguste Renoir, the Impressionist painter, was born in Limoges. This is where he learned his craft. Not that you’d know it, there’s nothing on him in the Tourist Board. In vain we hunted for his birthplace. In desperation we approached state of the art Media Centre. The employee at Information was embarrassed. She couldn’t find […]

Christmas in Limoges. Part One.

February 5, 2014 by

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If like us you are not a fan of Christmas, try Limoges. Shops and supermarkets are refreshingly hype free. No BUY! BUY! BUY! No carols, Santas, tinsel, tat, plastic trees and not a Christmas card to be seen. If it were not for signs on buses wishing passengers Joyeux Fêtes you wouldn’t know it was […]